RE: [council] Regarding topics for open discussion amongst SOs and ACs
For the reasons already given by Bill and Tim, I too support accountability as
an important issue that needs to be discussed across the ACSO community,
preferably sooner rather than later.
FWIW I also think that Bruce's earlier point about what "accountability" might
mean - both in the ICANN context and in the minds of different
stakeholders/groups/constituencies/participants - is a valid and important one
to discuss openly as well.
Mary W S Wong
Professor of Law
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
Selected writings available on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at:
>>> "Tim Ruiz" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx> 9/3/2009 11:49 AM >>>
Thanks Avri. I know that new gTLD issues weigh heavy on everyones'
minds and these issues will no doubt continue to be the focus of
much of what goes on in Seoul. But accountability is also a long
term issue that a significant portion of the community clearly
feels has not been resolved. We need to begin getting organized
across the ACSO structure to address it.
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Subject: Re: [council] Regarding topics for open discussion amongst SOs
From: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, September 03, 2009 10:03 am
To: Council GNSO <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Several variants of the topic have been suggested. I have not brought
the accountability topic back to the ACSO chairs yet. Will bring info
back after out meeting later tonight (UTC).
> Will the introduction of new gTLDs provide potential benefits to
> consumers that will outweigh any potential harm?
> Which could also be phrased as a more general question:
> What are the remaining impediments to finalising the new gTLD
> application process and what can be done to resolve them?
> Or a little more broadly still
> What are the remaining impediments to finalising the new gTLD and
> IDN Fast Track processes and what can be done to resolve these issues?